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Ethics? We don’t need no stinking ethics

The first detestable effort, House Bill 493 – The “Referendum Integrity Act” – would, among other odious edicts – enforce the altering of petition information from signatories; establish additional requirements for those gathering the petitions; force a petition sponsor to form a ‘ballot issue’ committee; and generally make petitioners jump through more hoops than the Lipizzaner Stallions.